VMware Workstation Player 16.0

VMware Player

VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your computer.

With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 10, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or to create virtual "sandboxes" to test pre-release software in. VMware Player can also be used to run a virtual copy of an old PC so that you can recycle the old machines you have under your desk or stored in the closet.

  • Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer
  • Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles
  • Share data between host computer and virtual machine
  • Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines
  • Use 3rd-party pre-configured virtual machines and images
  • Share data between the host computer and virtual machine
  • Broad host and guest operating system support
  • Support for USB 2.0 devices
  • Gain easy access to virtual machines via an intuitive home page interface

What's new in VMware Workstation Player 16.0:

Container and Kubernetes Support

  • Build/run/pull/push container images using the vctl CLI.
  • Supports KIND kubernetes clusters running on top of Workstation Player.

Note: Windows 10 1809 or higher is required

New Guest Operating System Support:

  • RHEL 8.2
  • Debian 10.5
  • Fedora 32
  • CentOS 8.2
  • SLE 15 SP2 GA
  • FreeBSD 11.4
  • ESXi 7.0

Vulkan Render Support for Linux Workstation Player

  • Workstation 16 Player enables 3D support for Intel GPUs on Linux hosts to deliver DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 to VMs using Vulkan Renderer.
  • Note: Linux host operating system with a recent Intel/Vulkan driver is needed, Mesa 20.1 or later is recommended.

Sandboxed Graphics

  • Virtual machine security is enhanced by removing graphics render from vmx and running it as a separate sandbox process.

USB 3.1 Controller Support

  • The virtual machines virtual XHCI controller is changed from USB 3.0 to USB 3.1 to support 10 Gbps.

Larger VM

  • 32 virtual CPUs
  • 128 GB virtual memory
  • Note: Running virtual machines with 32 vCPUs requires that your host and guest operating systems both support 32 logical processors.
  • 8 GB virtual graphics memory

Dark Mode

  • Workstation 16 Player supports Dark Mode for optimized user experience.
  • Note: Requires host operating systems to be Windows 10 1809 or higher

vSphere 7.0 Support

  • In Workstation 16 you can perform the following:
  • Connect to vSphere 7.0.
  • Upload a local virtual machine to vSphere 7.0.
  • Download a remote virtual machine running on vSphere 7.0 to the local desktop.

Performance Improvements

  • Improved file transfer speeds (Drag and Drop, Copy and Paste)
  • Improved virtual machine shutdown time.
  • Improved virtual NVMe storage performance [full release notes]

Download: VMware Workstation Player 16.0 | 213.0 MB (Free for personal use)
View: VMware Player Website

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